Behind a desk all day? 4 ways to stay healthy while sitting

first_imgProper posture pleaseStart paying closer attention to your habits and the positions you’re in throughout the day while behind your desk. Are you slouching and squinting at your screen, or sitting up with your monitor in the proper place? Check out these tips for a comfortable workspace and how to follow “office ergonomics.”Take a standJust because the majority of your work takes place behind a desk doesn’t mean you have to sit from 9-5. Check out a computer stand that will take your desk to new heights. Alternating from a sitting position to standing upright can significantly impact not only your posture and physical health, but also your demeanor and energy level.Leave at lunchYou may be tempted to work through lunch and eat while sitting at your desk, but opt outside. Use your break wisely and stretch your legs and get some Vitamin D. Even if you don’t have time to hit the gym, take a walk outdoors and give yourself a mental break.Purchase a pedometerJump on the Fitbit trend and start counting those steps! That way you’ll be paying closer attention to your physical activity when you’re away from your desk. Studies have found that professionals who are mostly sedentary benefit greatly from pedometers and see an increase in physical activity. 87SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Papua restricts entry as concerns mount over lack of facilities to treat COVID-19

first_imgPapuan People’s Assembly chairman Timotius Murib emphasized that restricting access to Papua was needed to prevent a surge of COVID-19 cases.“We appreciate this decision. It is the right course of action to protect indigenous Papuans from the threat of death,” he told The Jakarta Post on Monday.Timotius hoped this was a positive sign that Papua could overcome the spread of the novel coronavirus and asked for the public’s participation to fight the disease.“This does not mean that the people [in Papua] are free to move around. [They should] adhere to the government’s appeal not to gather and to stay at home,” he said.Papua has limited daily community activities to eight hours, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meanwhile, large gatherings, including religious worship, were restricted starting on Wednesday.Separately, Papua COVID-19 response team spokesperson Silwanus Sumule conceded that the handling of COVID-19 in Papua was a cause for concern because the province lacked the necessary medical equipment, including rapid testing kits to examine swab samples from suspected patients.Read also: Greater Jakarta failing as floodgate to nationwide COVID-19 epidemic“We need seven to 10 hours to examine a sample. Indeed, we have received information that the Health Ministry will send us as many as 2,400 rapid testing kits. This is what we are expecting,” Sumule said.He added that Papua had only 45 hospitals, 15 of which were referral hospitals for coronavirus cases. Combined, they have 202 isolation rooms and can accommodate up to 4,500 patients.“If [COVID-19] affected 20 percent of Papua’s populations, that means 800,000 people would be infected. Of those, perhaps 160,000 would need to be treated in hospitals and 8,000 treated in isolation rooms,” he said.In such a scenario, Papua would struggle to treat its own residents, let alone visitors from outside the province, he added.Papua has recorded three confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, with at least 19 people under surveillance and 716 people under monitoring.“Five among the 716 people are foreigners. Meanwhile, the 19 people under surveillance comprise six in Merauke, two in Biak, one in Mimika, nine in Jayapura city and one in Jayapura regency.” (syk) Papua is set to restrict entry into the province both through sea and air travel in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia’s easternmost region.Papua Governor Lukas Enembe, together with members of the Regional Leadership Communication Forum, announced the measure shortly after the province’s first two COVID-19 positive cases were revealed on Sunday.”This is not a lockdown; only a restriction. However, we are considering whether it is necessary to completely block [access to] Papua to protect Lapago, Meepago and Animha because they are particularly vulnerable,” Lukas said during a meeting in Jayapura on Monday. The three areas are Papua’s indigenous territories. Lapago and Meepago have nine regencies and five regencies, respectively, both located in the Central Highlands of Papua, while Animha, located in South Papua, has four regencies. The travel restrictions exclude the transportation of goods into the province, Lukas said, asserting that the distribution of various supplies would continue as usual.“The policy takes effect on Thursday and will be in place for the next 14 days,” he said, adding that the provincial administration would evaluate the policy at the end of the two-week period.Read also: Explainer: Will Indonesia be Southeast Asia’s Italy? A review of how the nation is battling COVID-19center_img Topics :last_img read more

Upgrade Complete! EveryMatrix launches new OddsMatrix platform at ICE 2017

first_imgShare Related Articles Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 Share Industry platform and software provider EveryMatrix has launched its new OddsMatrix sportsbook platform at ICE 2017, stating that its new product will be the most flexible technology for all industry stakeholders.Having undertaken months of in-house development, EveryMatrix detailed a complete turnaround of OddsMatrix as a betting platform stating that the service had been ‘built from the ground up with no code reused’.Fresh to market the OddsMatrix platform has been developed on multiple components based on an architecture designed for horizontal scalability and high-availability. The complete upgrade gives EveryMatrix clients better integration options, combined with a customizable front-end with quicker loading times.Furthermore, the platform front-end is fully responsive and allows sports operators to deliver a customised experience to players. The platform will now cater to clients that want full independence of their market portfolios. Additionally, with the sports APIs, clients can build their own front-end with a unique look and feel.Detailing its latest product, Roee Weinberg, OddsMatrix division CEO a project lead commented on the platform upgradeThe new OddsMatrix sportsbook considerably cuts down the development time for adding new sports and markets. Furthermore, our settlement component received equal attention. For every point scored in a tennis or basketball match, for every corner kick or yellow card awarded in a soccer match we check, in a matter of seconds, if this allows any markets to be settled. Bet settlement operations now take place in close to real-time in the new OddsMatrix, resulting into faster-paying players and faster possibility to reinvest winnings.”“Having the possibility to introduce our new sportsbook at this year’s ICE is a long-awaited opportunity. Hard work is finally starting to bear fruit and it’s a great feeling that we can finally show it to clients. We’ll continue to invest into the new platform and more new components we’ll be deployed in the following months.”last_img read more

Inaugural Fort St. John Colour Me Rotary Run happens Sunday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Sunrise Rotary Club of Fort St. John is going to be putting on the first-ever Colour Me Rotary Run this weekend.For the 10 kilometre run, participants are encouraged to wear as much white clothing as possible, since the powdered colours will be provided on the day of. Sunrise Rotary Club President Wanda Smook says that interest in the run is high, which is evidenced by all 500 spots selling out in less than 61 hours.The run takes place at Northern Lights College this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.- Advertisement –last_img